GQF Sportsman 1502

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  1. TBJumper0514

    TBJumper0514 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have the newer Sportsman 1502? I am looking into purchasing one(taking the big plunge!) and have found one for around $626+shipping...about the cheapest I can find, and I think that's about the best price I will find. Is this a good price? Comments on the unit? This will be my first foray into the "big guns", my little styrofoam bators are always full, so I need more room!
     
  2. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should be a Great One.I think the new ones are not wood any more, I'm thinking PVC board.Which should make clean up easier...cva34
     
  3. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a new 1502 and a 1550 hatcher to make my staggard hatches easier. I love it but if you're going to keep it inside, disable the turner alarm. Take my advise and don't order necessarly from the cheapest place. Lots of problems getting the unit, no communication ect from these low ball places. I'd recommend you go straight to GQF and order from them. Might cost you a few more bucks but they'll tell you when it ships and give you the tracking #. I just ordered a 5 level brooder from them, arrived a couple weeks back.
     
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  4. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought one 2 days ago from our local feed store. Can't wait to have a hatch in it. :)
     
  5. TBJumper0514

    TBJumper0514 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I wish it was as easy as getting one from the feed store! This one I found drop ships straight from GQF, and the company has great reviews, so I think I am going to spring for it! I need to figure out if I can keep it inside somewhere or leave it in my shed...kinda scared to leave it outside. How do you disable the alarm?
     
  6. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    instructions come with it to disable the alarm, if I recall it right you have to take out the control display to reach the thing to unplug but I may be wrong here, I read it but getting old so long term memory isn't what it used to be. I wouldn't leave it outside, get a rainstorm and the humidity will spike on you.
    Got to say way to go dealing directly with GFQ, I dealt with surehatch one time and it was a pure mess.
     
  7. 1shotcleaner

    1shotcleaner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why a 1502? a1202 is cheeper and the same thing.
     
  8. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not really, the 1202 uses the wafer, the 1502 is auto
     
  9. Deerfield Acres

    Deerfield Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to order one from Sure Hatch and it wouldn't take my card online. I called and got an answering machine and no one called me back -- twice. I had eggs on the way in 2 weeks so I went to GQF, ordered the 1502 plus the auto humidifier and plastic egg setting trays and it arrived earlier than the expected ship date. What a relief! It cost more but was worth every penny. Go with GQF, a bargain isn't a bargain if you can't even get anyone to take your order, much less get it shipped. I love the 1502 and don't regret spending the extra $$ for a sure thing!
     
  10. TBJumper0514

    TBJumper0514 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's on the way! I ordered the 1502 from the seller on ebay that had them for a great price. It shipped from GQF yesterday, so I should get it early in the week! Thanks everyone!
     

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